New Bern Suzuki Strings

New Bern, NC

Director: Rachel Harmatuk Pino

Twitter: @newbernstrings


**New Bern Suzuki Strings is FULL and there is a waiting list.  Due to the high volume of inquiries, potential students must email Rachel at newbernsuzukistrings@gmail.com for policy, rate, and application information.  A lesson time is not guaranteed and most lesson inquiries are handled May-August each year.  If you have sent an inquiry and have not received a response, please send it again.  

Rachel Harmatuk Pino, violinist

Violinist Rachel Harmatuk Pino was born and raised in New Bern, North Carolina and is professional concert violinist and violin teacher.

She is Principal 2nd Violinist for the Long Bay Symphony Orchestra, Executive Director of Trent River Chamber Players, and Concertmaster of New Bern Civic Strings. She performs with the Carolina Chamber Music Festival (New Bern, NC) and directs the CCMF Educational Family Concert.  She has appeared as Principal 2nd Violin in the Amman Symphony Orchestra (Jordan), Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Opera Carolina, and has played with the Carolina Master Chorale, Crystal Coast Choral Society, Greenville Choral Society, Pawley’s Island Music Festival, RiverTowne Repertory Players, New Bern Civic Theater, and Ratio Theatre, and Cape Fear Regional Theater. She organizes performances with local musicians and performs as Concertmaster for Craven Community Chorus, Carolina Coast Choral Festival, Crystal Coast Choral Society, New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, and area professional organizations.

Rachel served as the President of the North Carolina Suzuki Association (2015) and now serves on the board for the NC Suzuki Association and Eastern NC Suzuki Association (NC). In 2006, Rachel founded New Bern Suzuki Strings, which now has nearly 50 private violin students ages 3+. Rachel appears as a clinician at the NC Suzuki Institute at East Carolina University, the STAHR Workshop (VA), and the Greenville Suzuki Association’s Suzuki Saturdays (NC), and has taught at Craven Community College. She is registered with both Long-Term and Short-Term Suzuki violin training in Every Child Can! and Volumes 1-10 from Teacher Trainers Joanne Bath, Joanne Martin, Enid Cleary, James Hutchins, and Vera McCoy-Sulentic. Rachel is a Suzuki Violin student from the age of 5 and studied with Andrea Smith and Joanne Bath. Rachel studied at the UNC School of the Arts (1999) and graduated from New Bern High School (2001).  She earned her undergraduate degree in Violin Performance with Lucy Chapmann at The Boston Conservatory (2005) where she won first place in the 2002 Chamber Music Comeptition. She earned two Masters degrees from East Carolina University (2007),  in Suzuki Pedagogy with Teacher Trainer, Joanne Bath and also in Violin Performance. For more info about Rachel and local New Bern events and concerts, follow her @_rachelviolin on Twitter and Snapchat: rachelviolin.